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Nixot

Different source ports fire different numbers of ammo?

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Hello world,
I'm making a mod with dehacked and the normal shotgun uses the super shotgun fire action. However, whereas in most source ports this will cause the shotgun to fire 2 shells, in ZDoom it fires only 1 shell. How do I fix this? Is there a ZDoom-specific lump I can include to instruct it to fire two shells? Thanks for any help.

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ZDoom's implementation of dehacked has problems with ammo use, because the underlying implementation is very different (in ZDoom, it's a property of the weapon itself, not a property of the codepointer used).

I guess you could create a shotgun replacement in DECORATE that ZDoom would use instead of the dehacked weapon.

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Oh, can you keep the correct weapon as defined in Dehacked, while just using DECORATE to change ammo consumption?

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... and unfortunately this is probably unfixable.
ZDoom uses the 'uses x ammo' value in so many places that it can't work without it.
Changing the attack functions themselves would be easy but all the rest required to make it work is not.

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Can I keep the DEHACKED lump active (in use), while also defining a "replaces" actor in DECORATE just for that weapon?

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Of course. But you'll have to set the weapon somewhere so it can be used. The best place here would probably be KEYCONF.

I'm still looking into a way to fix this but the code is very dependent on the ammo use value so I have to find a way to derive it somehow from what DEHACKED does to a weapon.

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Thanks for the suggestion of using Decorate! I used DECORATE to make the shotgun for Zdoom, so the DECORATE invoked shotgun that fires two shells will be used in Zdoom whilst the DEHACKED-invoked shotgun will be used in otyer source ports. Now it works! I just need to fix a couple of bugs now. Thanks again for your help.

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Graf Zahl said:

Of course. But you'll have to set the weapon somewhere so it can be used. The best place here would probably be KEYCONF.

Not Weapon.SlotNumber 3?

Graf Zahl said:

I'm still looking into a way to fix this but the code is very dependent on the ammo use value so I have to find a way to derive it somehow from what DEHACKED does to a weapon.

It would also fix the biggest problem with Batman Doom.

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Should work correctly with upcoming ZDoom versions.

Gez said:

Not Weapon.SlotNumber 3?



In cases like this I think Keyconf may be a better solution. Fortunately it's not needed anymore.

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